[QUOTE=coolcolors;2621434]WD black drive still have 5 year warranty FYI. Only WD blue come with 3 year warranty.
A what price has nothing between brand price it has everything to do with price how you came to that kinda conclusion just fathoms the mind. Not everyone can just toss money out the window.[/QUOTE]
Well, so it seems. WD Black has 5 year warranty.
Can you explain to me in plain terms why I should buy drive X and not drive Y when drive X is more expensive, warranty is the same than in drive Y and reliability not known any better than in drive Y?
Service is a issue is the manufacture gives you the run around you more or less won’t ever by that brand again. Warranty service is why people buy a hard drive knowing if the hardware ever fails it will be replaced.
A what again…warranty is a issue and how you came to that conclusion is just mind boggling again. Let’s say this you buy a car Fiat and they said you won’t get any warranty for the car would you now buy that Fiat???
Most likey no. One has to read the fine print what the warranty actually covers.[/QUOTE]
Sorry but this is really getting mindboggling.
I meant that HDD’s are not (mostly) serviceable -> hence the analogy between car repair and part costs and HDD repair costs are invalid = service is not an issue.
If a have a Seagate drive and it fails, I go to the shops and have it replaced under the warranty. And if a have a WD blue drive and it fails, I go the shops and have it replaced under the warranty.
So in 36 months time, either drive that fails - I have to do the same thing. So I reason that it doesn’t matter which one I buy, upon failure the procedure, warranty time and the “fine print” is the same (parts and labor are covered) - hence warranty is not an issue.
Again where you getting your info sounds like your just pulling answer from the air and having no substance to them. Put this way your full 500Gigs HDD takes a major crash are you willing to think reliability isn’t a factor now?
Again brand and warranty and reliability comes play into besides price per gigabyte. Where you getting the info is best unreliable and not giving any info where it’s coming from. Not everyone can just go out and buy multiple drives should their drives ever fail time and time. That cost time and money of which can’t ever be recovered.[/QUOTE]
Remember, I used to sell computer equipment. And I quoted another user in the reliability issue - “reliability of HDD’s is predominantly unknown for any model, for many months after it’s been released.” - which I agree.
And yes - I’ve personally had many drives that have crashed and they came in all brands available here (Seagate, Samsung, Maxtor, WD, Hitachi) so I can not make an assumption regarding brand vs. reliability. Because they all failed on me.
As I was selling those (by the hundreds) the defect rate in different brands (over long periods of time) weren’t that far off of each other. That was in extended period of time so faulty batches didn’t distort the defect rate that much.
And as you said, not anyone can go and buy multiple drives for redundancy in case that one fails. It costs too much. And as I said, not anyone can go and buy the most expensive drives available for apparent reliability and extended warranties.